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The Lowdown on Campus Updates

The biggest campus update of this new school year is, of course, the renovation of the Library and Technology Center into the Keim Center for Innovation and Research, which will feature modern classrooms, robotics and technology labs, library resources, and collaboration and community areas for both Middle and Upper School students. The Center will host Upper and Middle School students at an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Aug. 27. Learn more about this exciting new space on the Keim Center project blog.

Another major initiative is the installation of an access control system for the Middle School, the Upper School and the Keim Center. Students and faculty/staff will be issued access cards that allow them to enter the buildings through designated doors. A few details:

  • As at the Lower School, external doors in all three of these buildings will be locked, with one central door where parents and other visitors may enter with staff supervision.

  • The cards should be compatible with both the access control system and the NutriSystem lunch cards in the Dining Hall, so Middle and Upper School students only need to carry one card. (There will be an option for Upper School users to have an app on their phone in place of a card; as Middle School students cannot carry phones during the school day, they will need to keep their cards with them.)

  • Installation of the system is scheduled to be completed mid-September. Stay tuned for additional details.

But that’s not all that’s new or improved! Read on for details about some of the many campus improvements the Ravenscroft Buildings & Grounds Department has made this summer — representing a total of 350 completed work orders from June 1-Aug. 15

Lower School

  • New playground mulch 

  • New paint in hallways

  • New carpet and paint in classrooms

  • Updated Fifth-Grade Center

Middle School

  • New paint, carpet and a “view window” in the main office

  • New paint in hallways

Upper School

  • ​​​​New computer lab in Keim Center
  • New collaborative student lounge

 

Fine Arts: Removal and painting of railings in Jones Theatre


Athletics

  • New showers in girls’ locker room

  • Training room upgrades including new paint, a new sink and cabinets repurposed from the LTC

  • Press Box renovation

  • Resurfaced rubberized track